RE: [nc-budget] Fw: [ga] Poorman's Webcast (24 January 2001)
windows media player works fine-
aside- now that YJ wants to 'retract' her remarks about 'theresa's
report'... well, it is difficult to retract an audio recording, unless your
name is 'president nixon' ;-)
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Behalf Of Digitel - Ken Stubbs
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:53 PM
Subject: [nc-budget] Fw: [ga] Poorman's Webcast (24 January 2001)
thought this might give you all some food for thought
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bret A. Fausett" <email@example.com>
To: "Digitel - Ken Stubbs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [ga] Poorman's Webcast (24 January 2001)
> Digitel - Ken Stubbs wrote:
> > i tried to get them to work but it would not stream. can you suggest a
> > streaming mp3 player i could try.
> I use Soundjam MP, but it's Macintosh only. mp3.com has a list of free,
> recommended mp3 players for various platforms here:
> I've got one on my office PC that works well too. I'll send you the name
> that when I get into work later this morning.
> > p.s. i would like to explore compensating you for this service. let me
> > what you think it might cost to tape & archive for 1 year each names
> > council teleconference. assume that there will be 10/year
> I often tell people that lawyers will wash your windows for you if you pay
> their hourly rate, so I guess there's an arrangement that we could come to
> for doing these recordings ;-), but it probably wouldn't be the best deal
> for the DNSO. I'll happily explain how to do this though to your new
> administrative support group. It should be easy.
> The big non-personnel "cost" is server space. I'm experimenting with
> compression levels -- and I think I could still get the file sizes smaller
> without losing sound quality -- but you'd still be looking at 30-40
> megabytes of files for each 2 hour conference call. Keep a year's worth of
> archives on a server, and that's easily 400 megabytes of mp3 files. (I'm
> sure you'd need to keep the files online in perpetuity though -- 6 months
> online archiving is probably sufficient.)
> I'm a fan of Pair Networks (located in Pittsburgh) for web hosting. They
> Apache web servers on FreeBSD and have good connectivity, uptime, and
> support. You could probably run the entire DNSO web site, including your
> lists, e-mail accounts and 6 months of archived mp3 files, from their
> Volume" account:
> That runs $129.95 a month (~$1600.00 a year). (I have the "Webmaster"
> account for lextext.com, which runs $29.00 a month.)
> Your real expense then becomes a person to administer the Pair web server,
> record the calls, upload them and build the web page that links to them.
> have no idea what people charge for that kind of service, but I assume you
> could hire a company on a time and materials basis to act as your
> webmaster. I have no doubt that you could fit those costs within the
> that the Budget Committee has allocated for 2001.
> As you may recall, I'm very active in the Association of Internet
> Professionals, and about half the membership comes from the webmaster
> community. When you put this out to bid, please let me know, because I'll
> send it on through the AIP and I'm sure you'll get a number of
> very-qualified bidders.
> -- Bret